Looking for a reasonably priced hotel in London’s cultural soul? Look no further. Travelmag brings you the shakedown of the best value hotels in the area.
Here at Travelmag we leave no stone unturned. Our hotel team compared over 50 hotels within easy walking distance of Soho, Chinatown and the best theatre district this side of the Atlantic. Looking at price, amenities and client reviews over the past year, we bring you the best options.
FROM: £138/ NIGHT
For anybody who wants to be right on the pulse, you cannot get closer than this. Ten metres from Leicester Square, fifty from the tube station, the Premiere Inn is perfectly located for a short stroll to Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street or Chinatown. Amenities include flat screen TV and a private bathroom. There is also an on-site restaurant open all day.
Just across the road from Palace Theatre, the Z Hotel Soho is an oasis in the midst of Soho’s frenetic bustle. Just 3 minutes from Leicester Square tube station, which connects directly to Piccadilly Circus and Heathrow airport on the Piccadilly line, cosy yet small en-suite rooms have a large HD TV and comfortable beds. There is an on-site café where a great breakfast can be bought separately in the morning.
Although a slightly more expensive option, the Sanctum Soho offers remarkable value for money. This truly luxurious hotel boasts a rooftop garden with outdoor hot tub, 24 hour bar and even its own cinema. You just might feel as though you have travelled through Soho without ever leaving the hotel. Just 2 minutes on foot from Piccadilly Circus tube station, rooms have plasma flat screens, iPod docks and a bathroom stuffed with organic toiletries.
By far the best value option in Soho, Sohostel has a number of private rooms besides its dormitories. Right in the centre of Soho, there are bars, theatres and restaurants whichever way you walk. The hostel has its own bar and TV lounge. Oxford Street is just two blocks away and four tube stations are within a 5 minute walk.
Like Z’s sister hotel in Soho, the Z Hotel Piccadilly is one of the best budget options in the area, combining great comfort and location. Close to Piccadilly Circus tube station and many of London’s biggest theatres, Z Hotel Piccadilly has small rooms but with extra space under the beds for luggage. Rooms are en-suite with fully stocked shower rooms and 48 inch HD televisions.